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Suspicious Emails Received
We mark email suspicious for the following reasons:
|Name/Email Address||Copy of Message||Date|
|pat bridier <[email protected]> [IP: 18.104.22.168]||Good day,
This is pat bridier and am emailing you in regards of the puppy you have for sale, so what i want you to do for me now is to give me the cost of the puppy and I want to let you know that i'll send my shipping company to come down to your place for the pick.
And the payment method will be via (CASHIERS CHECK).Please reconfirm your final selling price. Once i hear from you i will need you to email me the following details....
|Thursday, December 08, 2005|
Phillips Hello How are you doing today,i am Miss Ann
Phillips by name and i am a Fashion boutique owner resided in San Angelo
Texas,i newly moved into my new house and was willing to get a nice pet
puppie to keep me company and as i was scrowling through the Ads placed on
Puppydogweb.com i came across your Ad and i loved the picture of your Dog
and would like to make enquiries about it from you about the availability
So please do get back to me as soon as possible and let me know what next step to take on the availability of the dog ok,i will also like you to get back to me with the price of the dog including that of the shipping so that i can have in mind what to arrange as soon as possible. Regards. Ann phillips.
|Thursday, November 17, 2005|
|From: henryjames Phone: 0094456829000 I am interested in immediate purchase of your item.After several consideration over the advert placed on the website,my client has really shown interest in it and would really want to issue the payment in form of Money Order.Will you be accepting a Money Order? The Money Order that will be drawn by my client would include the cost for shipping this item to my client and my commission would be included on the same Money Order.We shall solely be responsible for the shippment of the item. Get back to me with your fullname and address okay.Please contact me asap via email for futher questions as regards this transaction, if you really show willingness in selling this item asap.Thank You and I am expecting your response Thanks....||Friday, October 28th, 2005|
|Phone: +447031911787 Hello, I here by inform you that am very much intreasted in purchasing your Puppy, and also want to know if still available forsale, and all the comment on the it should be list back to me which mean(condition,last price,etc.)Regard's Anlod Smith NB Get back to me immediatly you got this message. +447031911787.||Sunday, October 09, 2005|
|Phone: 446568699 Hello seller, .......I saw your posted advertised poppydog.........which i'm interested in buying...........i will like to the conditions of the poppydog...........and the mode payment of it ..........preferable bank check or money order.......pls try and mail back as soon as you read my mail..........thanks. regards, james||Sunday, October 09, 2005|
|Goodday, I am
Jacob Emily,sale manager of Gal Business Solutions Limited.We specialise
in the purchase of items for our numerous customers and we get paid in
commission after payment has been confirmed from the buyer to the seller.
At present,we have a customer that is interested in the item you put
|Wednesday, October 05, 2005|
[email protected] [IP: 22.214.171.124]
||I am Dr Gerrard
from london,i direct and oversea the activites of a pet clinic here in
london,lately there have been a high request for poddle,pitbull,rotwiller
pupies from our clients here in london,thats whyam looking up to you.I
looking forward to hear and do buisness with you.
YOUR'S SINCERELY Dr Gerrard
|Tuesday, September 06 - September 20, 2005|
[email protected] [IP: 126.96.36.199]
|GOODAY SELLER, I
want to purchase your puppy for my kids at home.Everything will go
smoOthly and accordingly.The payment will only include the puppy price and
shipping cost.CASHIER CHECK/MONEY ORDER IS THE MODE OF PAYMENT.Payment is
ready to be issued for you.
For immediate issueing of payment to you, do kindly Foward this information FULL NAME: FULL ADDRESS: VALID AND PERSONAL CELL#FORWARD THIS NOW FOR PROMT PAYMENT.NOTE ONLY SELLER THAT AGREE TO THIS GET BACK TO ME.
|Monday, September 05, 2005|
[email protected] [IP: 188.8.131.52]
My name is Anthony Daniels ,I am an Architect,I am based in Canada/Ontario. I saw the advert of Puppies you place on Puppydogweb.com. However,i am interested in buying it for my daughter, as a gift moreso i would like you to send to me the picture again and the final price you would sell to me . For payment! would you accept a U.S. POSTAL MONEY ORDERS?
Awaiting your reply and thanks. N.B Endeaveour to reply me to my email address : [email protected] Regards,
|Monday, August 22, 2005|
[email protected] [IP: 184.108.40.206]
|Phone: 206-2022827 Hello Seller, My name is Wendy gloria.I live in Washington with my family.I will like to buy your puppy for sale.I am buying this for my good friend in U.K. as a gift.I will like to know the last price of the puppy and will also like to know the pedegree of the puppy and if the puppy is in a perfect condition.I know that shipping within the States is between $200 to $250.Actually,I will like the puppy to be shipped to Heartfield airport,Atlanta and I will do the shipping to U.K my self.I have a private shipper,called AUSTIN SHIPPING CO. in Atlanta. They are good in shipping animals,and they promise to help me out in the shipping of the puppy. I will be glad if my request is granted.Due to the nature of my business,i do travel a lot. Please do call me on 206-2022827 Thanks wendy.||Tuesday, August 16, 2005|
[email protected][IP: 220.127.116.11]
|Hello I'm writting in respond to your advert,and i'm pleased to inform you about my interest in purchasing it.so i'll liketo know it present condition and the age of it , so we can proceed with the transaction.also with the last prices you willing topurchase it.Regards to you and your family, Hoping to hear from you soon. Eric||Sunday, August 07, 2005|
[email protected][IP: 18.104.22.168]
|Hello, I SAW YOUR ADVERT ON THE INTERNET FOR SALE BY YOU WHICH IS (ADS) I AM INTRESTED IN BUYING YOUR DOG SO I WILL LIKE TO KNOW YOUR LAST PRICE AND THE EXACT CONDITION OF IT. FUTHERMORE, PAYMENT WILL GET TO YOU IN A CASHIER CHECK.I WILL TAKE GOOD CARE OF THE SHIPPING MYSELF.I WILL LIKE YOU TO GET BACK TO ME AS SOON AS YOU CAN. THANK||Friday, August 05, 2005|
[email protected][IP: 22.214.171.124]
Hello, I am Dr.Manfred from the north london, i will like to know if you have any puppy for sale,if any, get back to me ok? Thank you.
|Thursday, August 04, 2005|
|Ann Obih [email protected] [IP: 126.96.36.199]||Dearest, I have a proposal
for you- this however is not mandatory nor will I in any manner compel you
to honour against your will.
The situation i am presently facing has prompted me to contact you regarding this urgent request of mine. Actually, I am miss Ann Obih the only daughter of my late parents Mr. and Mrs. Obih.My father was a highly reputable business tycoon-(in the sales of cocoa and cocoa plantation) who operated in the capital of cote d'ivoire during his days.....
|Wednesday, August 03, 2005|
|Good day to the reader of
I am Mr.Mega Plaza and i am mailing you now in order to tell you that i am interested in buying your
I will want you to email me back and tell me the total cost without the shipping cost only because i have an agent who will come and pick up it up from your location to my location. NOTE:- Payment will be made out from my client check in USA. YOUR REPLY IS NEEDED URGENTLY !!!
|Wednesday, July 27, 2005|
|I saw your advert on Online,
am interested in Purchasing your, My name is Aakinyemi Dennis, am based in
UK, i want you to provide me the Amount you selling the German Shepherd
Dog and your Location.
Hoping tp hear from you soonest. Aakinyemi
|Sunday, July 24, 2005|
|Hello, how are you today?i saw your advert on web and i will like to buy your .i am joy a young girl of 30 years old i am single with no kids.so i will like to know how much is the puppy and how much is for like to pay with a check cux a company i did a business with is offering me a check which i cant get cashed here.so i will like you to help me get the check cashed and then pay for the puppy.but the check is made to be $2600 so when you pay for the puppy you send the rest to my trvel agent here ok?if you can do this for me please reply me with your full name,adress and phone number.to get the check to you thanks bye||Thursday, July 21, 2005|
|Hello and good day, i will want you to know i am interested in buying your ad,i want to know the present condition, kindly mail me hitherto to this mail do send me pictures if available, i will be expecting to read from you asap.thanks and have a good day.||Monday, July 18, 2005|
|hello, i saw your ads
on the puppydodwb and would like to make final recomendation of the
puppy,please do you still have thepup available?mail me back as i would be
waiting for your urgent response.in your reply i would also like to know
the final price of the pup okay!
kind regards sean
|Monday, July 18, 2005|
|Hello i am James Burke from london i will like to know if you still have
available the pups and moreso i want to inqiure th following
1.cost of the pups and the breed you have 2.pics of the pup 3.do you ship internationally? 4.do you accept money order for means of payment?
please i will like to get a fast response to these questions as i will like to place an order.I will be looking forward to hearing from you Kind Regards James Burke
|Monday, July 18, 2005|
|Hello, i'm interested in buying your puppy for my daughter and i will like
to make my payment with a personal check which will be sent to you by a
friend of mine who is owing me some amount of money.A shiping fund will be
included in the check that will be sent to you which you will help use to
ship the item.Please what i need to know is if you can help ship the item
and also send back the excess fund.Please get back to me with your full
name and contact address at which you want the check sent.
|Friday, July 15, 2005|
|I'm Joe Cole sale manager for
plot 209/210 Osborne Road, South west Victoria Garden, Canada. At Present
i'm interested in buying Two Puppies from you .Pls what is the lowest the
Puppies Can go for? pls could send me some pictures for my viewing. And he
said i should inform you that Payment will get to you in a cashier check.
Please if it is acceptable confirm this and provide
Name, address and Phone! Number for check payment to be Delivered to you via united state postal service.
Thanks and God Bless.
|Thursday, July 14, 2005|
I hereby wish to inform you that i am interested to purchase your Dog for sale.....Kindly give me your asking price also the condition as at now.Will you accept a certified cheque as payment?.I have a secretary and colleague of mine who will be ready to send you payment by post when we both finally agree on terms.
1.YOUR FULL NAME THAT WILL BE ON THE CHEQUE... 2,YOUR FULL ADDRESS ............ 3,YOUR CONTACT PHONE # .......... 4,LAST PRICE....................
5,ZIP CODE................ As regards shipment, you don't have worry yourself because i have a shipper who is ready on ground for pick up and shipments.hoping to hear from you soonest.Kind regards RegardsJames....
|Wednesday, July 13, 2005|
GOODDAY!I AM MR AFOLABI-BANKOLE,AM FROM NIGERIA.OUR SECURITY COMPANY DECIDE TO GET SOME OF UR DOGS.WE WILL LIKE YOU DO US A FAVOUR OUR WE ACN GET THEM,AND THE PRICE OF THE DOGS COS WE NEED ABOUT NINE OF THEM. GIVE US THE PRICE AND OUR YOU WANT UR PMONEY TO BE PAY. PLS MAIL US AS SOON YOU GET THIS MAIL OR YOU CAN CALL ME ON (2348027729499)..THANKS;;;;;;;;;;; FROM AFOLABI-BANKOLE
|Tuesday, July 05, 2005|
|Do you still have
and i will like to know the final asking price
how about the condition hope it is good healthy.method of payment it will be Check which will be authories by me and cashed within 3 to 5days working, if it is ok by you kindly forward the information that i will use to lodge the payment out to your location.
Name and full contact address including cellphone number, i look so soon to have it.
Have nice day.
|Wednesday, June 29, 2005|
I saw your via advert whilei was surfing through the Internet and i am willing to buy.I would like you to give me your last
price and i want to know if it is still available forsale
What is your best offer ? Are you the real owner? What is the condition ? Did you have the pictures ? Payment i would be paying with either of this
checks: Cashier Check.................................... International Money Order........................ Personal Check.......................... Bank Draft......................... I await your response. Thanks and God bless Elena Piccoli Email address: [email protected]
|Monday, June 27, 200|
I read your advert of selling your pet and i was interested in buying it for my son and i will like you to give me the price mention in the advert so i want to know the condition of the pet so that i can prepare the payment for it and the pick-up of the pet will be arrange by my associate in the United State of America,And i will like to made my payment via cheque,i will like you to get back to me with your phone #,Hope to hear from you. Thanks.
|Saturday, June 18, 2005|
|collins davis [email protected]||Hello,
I am ENGR,Dave
I came across your advert on the homepage, and so i am interested in your (DOGG )
and so i want you to know that i will be making the payment with certisfied cashier's cheque, and i also want you to give me the last asking price of the (DOGG ) and i want you to know that i am based in the state, but right away i am out of the state
for a specail business transaction, and dont know when i will be back, and i will be placing my shipper to take incharge of the transaction, till i come back, and he will also be the one to issue the certisfied cashier's cheque to you, and so i will be waiting to hear from you to know how the transaction is going to commerce, you could contact us on email address or company's address, bye hoping to hear from you soonest, and plz reply in english ok.
|Friday, June 17, 2005|
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